CREATE Overview

CREATE is a multidisciplinary and collaborative center founded in 1999. It is dedicated to ensure that the benefits of technology can be realized by older adults to support and enhance the independence, productivity, health, safety, social connectedness and quality of life of older people.

The center strives to develop and evaluate interventions and design solutions to promote successful technology adoption among older adults.

CREATE represents a consortium of five universities:

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News

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

CREATE is hosting a workshop from April 11th-12th, 2019, in New York City! The focus of this workshop is to bring together representatives from companies, organizations, universities, large and small, who are involved in industry, product development, or research who have an interest in meeting the needs of older adults. Additionally, members of the CREATE team will present guidelines and best practices for designing for older adults. Topics include; Existing & Emerging Technologies, Usability Protocols, Interface & Instructional Design, Technology in Social Engagement, Living Environments, Healthcare, Transportation, Leisure, and Work. Each participant will receive a complimentary copy of our book Designing for Older Adults.
 
If you would like a registration form or any further information on the conference accommodations, please contact Adrienne Jaret at adj2012@med.cornell.edu or by phone at (646) 962-7153.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Marissa Kobayashi, who recently received a CREATE pilot grant to support her work, submitted an abstract entitled “Formative Development of a Physical Activity Digital Health Intervention for Grandparents and Grandchildren“ to the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine and was awarded the “Outstanding Abstract Submission” for the Child and Family Health Special Interest Group. Way to go, Marissa! Authors on the abstract included Marissa Kobayashi, Rafael Leite, Lucia Alvarez, Rachel Wetstone, Sara M. St. George & CREATE’s Sara J. Czaja.